Friday, September 17, 2021

September 17th's Book Beginnings and Friday 56

It's another Friday, so that much mean it is time for Book Beginnings and Friday 56.

This week, I'm featuring Mrs. Clause and the Halloween Homicide by Liz Ireland.

This is the second in her Mrs. Claus series.  And yes, it is indeed set at the North Pole and features Mrs. Claus as the sleuth.  It's as delightful as it sounds.  Not that it isn't without the mystery and mayhem you'd expect from a mystery, as you can tell from both of these short quotes.

It jumps right in with this opening;

"It was a slaughter," Salty the elf said.

Meanwhile, page 56 was a little hard to pick something that wasn't too spoilery, but I did find this nice teaser.

"It's all over," Chip soothed.  "The nightmare is over."

I'd find the idea that it is over comforting is that weren't page 56.  Something tells me the nightmare is only going to get worse.

I'm pretty early with this book since it will be released on September 28th.  And I'll be back with my review of the book this coming Monday, so I hope you'll stop back by and see why I loved it.


  1. Unless it is a very short book, nothing is over by p56! Fingers crossed all goes well for the elves and I'm glad that it was a delightful read! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend :)
    Juli @ A Universe in Words

  2. I enjoyed this book, however, I liked the first one much better.

    Here is my link:

  3. Sounds tempting! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  4. This sounds like so much fun! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

  5. This is a new-to-me series that sounds delightful. Enjoy!

  6. A Halloween/Christmas mash-up, how fun!! Happy weekend!

  7. I agree with your comment about it being over on page 56. A lot of story to unfold yet I guess. My quotes this week from THIS IS HOW IT ALWAYS IS

  8. I think it's funny that Halloween and Christmas are represented in the same title! I don't think I've seen that before.

  9. Happy Friday!

    I'm starting the novella collection Always a Wedding Planner and the first line of the first story, Finally a Sweetheart by Toni Shiloh, is: "The musical strands of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 filled the air as Felicity Edwards carefully piped intricate scrolls on the future Schwartzes’ wedding cake."

    My FLF post features A Midnight Dance by Joanna Davidson Politano:

  10. I love the sound of this one. I'm going to add it to my wishlist.

  11. A cozy set at the North Pole? How innovative is that?

  12. My first line is from another fantastic book Undercurrent of Secrets by Rachel Scott McDaniel:
    September. Louisville, Kentucky
    Some engagements end In happily ever afters, and some just end…on social media.

  13. I just saw something about this series and now really want to read it - especially reading the teasers you shared! I need to get the first book.


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